Mirepoix by Leila Raabe
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Mirepoix

Knitting
June 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, relaxed after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
870 yards (796 m)
17″ wide; 73″ long; measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking
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Earn an advanced degree in lace with this stunning stole from Leila Raabe, a long-time contributor to Wool People and Brooklyn Tweed collections who’s given us favorites like Stasis (Spring Thaw) and Bough (Wool People 6).

Mirepoix’s geometric zigzags of three distinct motifs involve double-sided patterning, but the work becomes rhythmic and intuitive after the first repeats. The chevron mesh border is worked together with the main fabric of the stole and wraps the corners to become a knitted-on edging at the short ends. Two short grafts make for an all-but-invisible finish.

Choose a light color to best show off the delicate stitchery in Mirepoix. We used Barn Owl for the sample; a bright hue like Hayloft would create a bold accent piece to wear with greys and other neutrals.

Yardage

Approximately 870 yards fingering weight wool yarn

Yarn

4 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
Photographed in color Barn Owl

Gauge

20 stitches & 32 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch, relaxed after blocking
46 stitches & 48 rows from Chart B measures approximately 9″ wide x 6½” long, after blocking
22 stitches & 12 rows from Chart A or C measures 4″ wide at widest point (Row 12) x 1⅝” long, after blocking

Needles

One pair of straight needles or a 32″ circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Finished Dimensions

17″ wide; 73″ long; measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Provisional Cast On (crocheted directly onto knitting needle)

  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)